Intel Foundry Services gets a boost from $100M Pentagon award for US-made chips

Enlarge (credit: ony Avelar/Bloomberg ) Intel announced Monday that it has been awarded a contract for foundry services through a Department of Defense program intended to support leading-edge semiconductor manufacturing in the US. Though Intel’s share of the estimated $100 million award wasn’t disclosed, it is certain to boost Intel’s fledgling Foundry Services division that […]


DOD cancels $10B JEDI cloud contract with Microsoft, says tech already outdated

Enlarge (credit: US Department of Defense) Following years of controversy and intrigue, the Pentagon canceled its JEDI cloud computing contract with Microsoft today. Microsoft was awarded the contract in October 2019, but work stalled as Amazon, the other finalist, mounted a legal challenge. Now, the Department of Defense has scrapped the entire project, saying that […]


Mysterious health incidents rise to 130, US officials confirm

Enlarge / Picture of the US embassy in Havana, taken on September 29, 2017, after the United States announced it was withdrawing more than half its personnel in response to mysterious “health attacks” targeting its diplomatic staff. (credit: Getty | AFP) Reports of mysterious health incidents that have led to brain injuries and caused a […]


Pentagon explains odd transfer of 175 million IP addresses to obscure company

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Andriy Onufriyenko) The US Department of Defense puzzled Internet experts by apparently transferring control of tens of millions of dormant IP addresses to an obscure Florida company just before President Donald Trump left the White House, but the Pentagon has finally offered a partial explanation for why it happened. The […]


Microsoft, US Army ink $21.9 billion deal to strap HoloLens onto personnel

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson | Microsoft | Getty Images) On Wednesday, the US Army formally moved forward with the largest-ever government-related deal for headsets in the virtual and augmented reality (VR, AR) sector: a 10-year agreement with Microsoft to provide 120,000 headsets “based” on the HoloLens line. Reports by CNBC and Bloomberg point to a […]


Who’s Michelle Flournoy? Meet Biden’s probably pick to head to the Pentagon

President-elect Joe Biden is anticipated to have a historical step and choose a girl to go to the Pentagon for the very first time, shattering one of those few remaining barriers to girls in the section along with also the presidential Cabinet. Michele Flournoy, a moderate Pentagon veteran, is considered by U.S. leaders and governmental […]